5th ELRC Conference
… because Language Data Matters!

Fifth ELRC Conference,

Date: 10 March 2021 (09:30 am to 3:30 pm)

Location: Zoom

We would like to thank everyone who participated in the 5th ELRC Conference, be it as speaker or as participant. Thank you for all the inspiring comments and useful contributions!

For all of you who would like to have another look at the presentations or for those who did not manage to join us, we have uploaded the full recording on Youtube.

Have a look at the conference report, providing insights into all presentations, discussions and key takeaways here.

5th ELRC Conference Agenda

09:30 – 09:45

Welcome by the EC

June Lowery-Kingston, Head of Unit "Accessibility, Multilingualism & Safer Internet”, European Commission


09:45 – 10:00

Welcome and Introduction

Andrea Lösch, DFKI


10:00 – 11:00

Inside ELRC and Digital Europe

10:00 – 10:15: ELRC Update

Andrea Lösch, ELRC Project Manager, DFKI


10:15 – 10:30: European Language Industry Survey: Tech Tools – Initial Findings and Outlook

John Anthony O’Shea, Legal Translation Practitioner, Board Member FIT Europe


10:30 – 11:00: Inside Digital Europe: LT Funding Opportunities

Philippe Gelin, Head of Sector Multilingualism, European Commission


11:00 – 11:20 Coffee Break
11:20 – 12:20

Spotlight: Quality of Data

11:20 – 11:40: Judging the quality of translations – a practical guide

Renate Müller, Quality and Language Coordinator, DGT, European Commission


11:40 – 12:00: Using crawled data for MT development – promises and pitfalls

Marcis Pinnis, Chief AI Officer, Tilde


12:00 – 12:20: Language data collection and LT development for low-resourced languages

Andrew Bredenkamp, Chair, Translators without Borders


12:20 – 12:30

Wrap-up and outlook

Andrea Lösch, ELRC Project Manager, DFKI

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 14:30

Re-using Language Data: Technical Possibilities and legal constraints

13:30 – 13:50: Language Data Validation and Curation in ELRC

Victoria Arranz, Head of Language Resources Projects - R&D, ELDA and Mickael Rigault, Junior Project Manager & Legal Counsel, ELDA


13:50 – 14:10: Anonymising language data within the CEF Data Marketplace

Amir Kamran, Head of NLP, TAUS


14:10 – 14:30: How much anonymisation is needed – a legal perspective

Andreas Sesing, Research Assistant, Manager of the Institute of Legal Informatics, Saarland University 

Jonas Baumann, Research Associate, University of Johannesburg


14:30 – 15:15

Data Creation and Sharing in CEF Generic Services Resource Projects

14:30 – 14:45: Massive collection and curation of monolingual and bilingual data: focus on underresourced languages

Miquel Esplà Gomis, Research Assistant, University of Alicante


14:45 – 15:00: Federated Termbank

Gabriele Sauberer, Leader of Dissemination Work package TermNet, and Artūrs Vasiļevskis, Head of Machine Translation solutions, Tilde


15:00 – 15:15: PRINCIPLE

Jane Dunne, EU Research Project Coordinator, and Andy Way, Deputy Director, ADAPT Centre


15:15 – 15:30

Summary and Conclusions

Andrea Lösch, ELRC Project Manager, DFKI